|Vancouver lecture #1 : dictation and "A Textbook of Poetry" / Jack Spicer|
Jack Spicer's delivers his first Vancouver lecture, "Dictation and 'A Textbook of Poetry'", recorded at Warren Tallman's house in 1965.A complete transcript of this talk is available in Peter Gizzi, ed., The house that Jack built: the collected lectures of Jack Spicer (Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1998, 4-19).
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|Seals & Crofts (Episode 2 of 33)|
James "Jimmy" Seals, guitar and violin, and Darrell "Dash" Crofts, electric mandolin and electric piano, perform down-home songs, ballads and some country fiddle tunes at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 14, 1971. Bobby Lichtig accompanies them on bass. Songs include Freaks fret, Irish linen, Earth, Eighth of January, Devil's dream, a Tuvan singing demonstration of Bonaparte's retreat, Tin town, Birthday of my thoughts, Cotton mouth, Ridin' thumb, Wisdom, Springfield mill, High on the mountai...
Keywords: Seals & Crofts; Folk-rock music; Seals; James; 1941-; Crofts; Dash
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|Elaine Comparone, Daniel Waitzman, and Henry Schuman (Episode 12 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, performs with Daniel Waitzman, recorders and transverse flute, and Henry Schuman, oboe, at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 11, 1971. Part 2 of this recording features Comparone playing a harpsichord sonata by Domenico Scarlatti and Trio sonata in C major by J.S. Bach, arranged for harpsichord and recorder. The encore is a repeat of the last movement from the Bach sonata...
Keywords: MUSIC; Schuman; Henry (Oboist); Comparone; Elaine; Waitzman; Daniel
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|Elaine Comparone, Daniel Waitzman, and Henry Schuman (Episode 12 of 33, Part 1 of 2)|
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, performs with Daniel Waitzman, recorders and transverse flute, and Henry Schuman, oboe, at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 11, 1971. The trio performs Sonata in G minor for flute and harpsichord, BWV 1020 by C.P.E. Bach, Sonata no. 1 in A minor by C.P.E. Bach, Sonata for recorder and continuo by Georg Philip Telemann. Barbara Oka announces intermission. The ensemble then plays Trio sonata in C minor by Johann Joachim Quantz, Sonata brillante for solo recorder b...
Keywords: MUSIC; Schuman; Henry (Oboist); Comparone; Elaine; Waitzman; Daniel
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|Martin Luther King at Santa Rita 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Martin Luther King at Santa Rita / produced by Colin Edwards. Description: King's speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. MARTIN LUTHER KING AT SANTA RITA produced by Colin Edwards. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min.)BB1460 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: king; demonstration; activist; vietnam; pacifica
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|Jane Fonda on Vietnam|
Jane Fonda speaks at the University of California in Berkeley on January 29, 1973. She gives an anti-war speech at a rally for Pat Chenoweth, a soldier facing charges of mutiny in Vietnam. The tape is courtesy of the Chenoweth Defense Committee. She speaks about the Mekong Delta, Nixon's role, and the resilience and strength of the Vietnamese. Fonda reads a few excerpts from one of the chief negotiators of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam in Paris which talks about the n...
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|Discovering being gay / produced by Ronald Gold.|
Cathy White, Bernadette Smith, Richard Persky, members of Gay Youth in NYC, discuss their experiences as gay and lesbian youths. Among the topics discussed are the effect of homophobia on LGBT youth; societal expectations of masculinity/femininity and homosexuality; the choice of being gay; relationships between homosexuals and heterosexuals; gay bars; and racism. Ronald Gold moderates.
Keywords: Gold, Ronald; Youth -- Attitudes; Teenagers -- Sexuality; Gay teenagers; Gays -- Sexuality
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|Bill of Rights Radio Education Project: The Second Amendment - Interpretations and Misinte - Pacifica Radio Archives|
ARCHIVE NUMBER: PZ0047.01 Guns, Weapons: The Right to Bear Arms. Ten of thousands of people are killed every year in the United States by guns. Hundreds of thousands are wounded. Countless others are threatened by them. Are all these deaths and injuries the price we must pay to preserve our constitutional right to bear arms? Or does the Second Amendment only guarantee that right to a specifically organized militia? Produced by David Selvin...
Keywords: Second Amendment; gun control; right to bear arms; bill of rights radio education project
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|Meg Christian performs at the Women's Music Festival|
Meg Christian performs at the Women's Music Festival just after the release of her album Turning it over, on Olivia Records.
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|Video games / produced by Marc Cooper and Tony Cavin.|
Tony Cavin and Marc Cooper interview video game players at the Castle Park video arcade in Sherman Oaks, CA. Among the video games discussed are Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and Dig Dug. The hosts explain the differences between home games and games played in the arcade, as well as the controversy over violent and sexual video games like Custer's Last Stand and War Command. Interview with a Boeing Corporation representative who explains how they use video games to sell combat helicopters...
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|A conversation with music / JoAnn Falletta (part 1 of 2)|
KPFK's Jude McGee presents a two-hour special for International Women's Day on women composers in classical music with in-studio guest JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Women's Philharmonic. Falletta talks about the great women composers from the baroque period through to contemporary times and her work with the National Women Composers Resource Center. The Women's Philharmonic plays Ellen Zwilich's "Concerto grosso 1985", Marianna Martines' "Sinfonia in C", Camilla de Rossi's "Il sacrificio del ...
Downloads: 50 (1 review)
|Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace - Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium|
Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05...
Keywords: Ed Asner; Maxine Waters; Dennis Kucinich; Muhammad Ali; Michael Moore; Gore Vidal; Tariq Ali; Angela Davis; Fannie Lou Hamer; Thich Nhat Hanh; Greg Palast; Lily Tomlin; Huey Newton; Dr. Helen Caldicott; Che Guevara; John Coltrane; Wounded Knee; George Jackson; Mumia Abu-Jamal; Malcolm X; James Baldwin; Adriene Rich; Langston Hughes; H. Rap Brown; Elijah Muhammad; Bayard Rustin; Rosa Parks; Paul Robeson; Jean-Bertrand Aristide; Cesar Chavez; Dolores Huerta; United Farm Workers; Voice from the Chicano Moratorium
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|Don Juan the Sorcerer - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak - Pacifica Radio Archives|
DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: castaneda; hallucinogen; mushrooms; peyote; roszak; matus; pacifica
Downloads: 4,470 (1 review)
|Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Author Alice B. Toklas reads from her autobiography; includes her "Recipe for Hashish Fudge". Recorded: from a Campus recording. 1963 BB1178 Pacifica
Keywords: toklas; hashish; pacifica; stein; fudge; pot
Downloads: 1,472 (1 review)
|BB1324 News report on the Tet offensive. - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Dale Minor from Vietnam. Recorded by WBAI reporters in Vietnam, 1968. Description: News report on the Tet offensive. BB1324.
Keywords: pacifica; revolution; ecology; war; tet; vietnam
Downloads: 1,130 (1 review)
|DAME EDITH EVANS interviewed by Bob Sitton 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
DAME EDITH EVANS interviewed by Bob Sitton. SERIES: The Movies no. 3 - Dame Edith Evans discusses her film, "The Whisperers". RECORDED: 25 Sept. 1967. BROADCAST: WBAI, 3 June 1968.(28 min.) BB3821.03 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: sitton; film; evans; whisperer; pacifica
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|Claire Clouzot discusses FACES - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Seymour Cassell discusses John Cassavetes and his film "Faces" with Claire Clouzot. 1968. BB5151 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: film; cassavetes; clouzot; pacifica; rowlands; faces; independent; director
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Program that explores moments in the lives of the members of Blackhearts, a gay African-American collective based in NYC. Poet Michael Jared Alexander Mintz[sp?] hosts. Contains performances by and interviews with jazz flautist Fred Carl, poet and author Cary Alan Johnson, and poet Arthur Wilson. Carl talks about performing love songs for another man and his desire to see more out gay black musicians...
|Grant Track 11 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
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|AIDS: paths to self-empowerment and living special (part 1)|
Bob Lederer reports on an ACT/UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) protest at a "Quack-Busters" conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The protest intended to counter the widespread suppression of homeopathic and alternative treatments by the Food and Drug Administration. Carola Burroughs, a member of ACT/UP NY, speaks on the history of this suppression and the rise of the American Medical Association...
|Sweet Honey in the Rock live|
Sweet Honey in the Rock perform "Dream Variations and Dream Deferred", "This Little Light of Mine", "We Shall Overcome", "More Than a Paycheck", "Seven Principles", "Amazing Grace", and other songs. Audio levels fluctuate throughout recording. A benediction is performed at the end of the recording while Sweet Honey in the Rock leads the audience in "We Shall Overcome."NOTE: This recording is not available for streaming at this time...
|La Marcha en Washington|
Pacifica Radio's special report on the Latino/Latina March for Civil and Human Rights, held last Saturday in Washington, D.C. With hosts Santiago Nieves, Juan Gonzalez and Patricia Gonzalez.
|Grant Track 2 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
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|The Trojan horse, part 2 (Episode 14 of 14, Part 2 of 2)|
The second part of a dramatic reading of the novel The Trojan horse (1937) by American journalist, essayist and author Christopher Morley (1890-1957). In this tragicomic retelling of the Troilus and Cressida legend, published in 1937, the 99.5 Radio Theatre tells a story that transcends time, casually mixing periods to make a Troy as relevant to the 1960s audience as Saigon. Part 2 tells of the Greeks� mysterious offer to exchange the captured Captain Antenor for Cressida; of Cressida�s rece...
Keywords: Morley; Christopher; 1890-1957; Fiction radio programs; Mythology; Greek
|Pacifica reports on the Poor People's March - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Article: Poor people's march / produced by Ellen Kohn. Recorded: Washington, D.C. Description: Report on the march and demonstration in Washington, D.C. (40 min). BB1724 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: march; washington; king; poor; demonstration; pacifica
|Grant Track 4 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
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|"Doonesbury" cast interview (part 1 of 3)|
Bob Fass interviews members of the cast of the musical Doonesbury. Director Jacques Levy and actors Laura Dean and Keith Szarabajka are in the studio; actors Albert Macklin and Gary Beach phone into the show. Recording also includes selections from the musical. The cast discuss how they each came to be involved in the production of the musical and the difficulties in adapting the long-running cartoon strip to the Broadway stage...
|Federico (Episode 22 of 29)|
A radio performance based on the life of the Spanish poet Federico Garc�a Lorca, written, produced and directed by David Davidson Reiff. This stylized biographical montage contains material presented in English for the first time. In the cast are Simon Bryquer, Robert Kidd, Warren Finnerty, Tom Lillard, Marty Brenna, Vic Arnold, Esteban Vicente, Taylor Mead, Bruce Rudow, Susan Baumgarten, Harry "H.M." Koutukas, and Norman Fischer...
Keywords: Radio plays; Garc�a Lorca; Federico; 1898-1936; Neruda; Pablo; 1904-1973
|Pacifica's coverage of policy concerning homosexuality in the armed forces: day 3 (part 3 of 3)|
The third and final part of Pacifica Radio's live coverage of Day 3 of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee's hearings on military policies concerning gay and lesbian service in the armed forces. Witnesses include Dr. David Segal, Dr. Charles Moskos, Dr. Judith Stiehm, and Lt. General Calvin A.H. Waller. Junette Pinkney and Bert Wyler offer a recap of the day's proceedings at the end of the recording...
|Exploring the arts in the Bay Area: theatre|
Panel discussion about the state of the theatre scene in the San Francisco Bay Area featuring Edgar Weinstock and Richard Reineccius, co-directors of the Julian Theatre; Ruth Sicular, member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe; and John Fisher, independent playwright, producer and director. The panel discusses why nobody goes to the theatre in San Francisco and the difficulty of sustaining oneself in the independent theatre...
|It's a lot like love|
This program is a conversation between Painter Larry Rivers (August 17, 1923 - August 14, 2002) and Poet Kenneth Koch (February 27, 1925 - July 6, 2002) about their collaborative artwork. It was taken from a panel discussion at the Conference of Editors and Writers at the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines held on May 10, 1975 in New York City. The two artists' comments constitute an informal history of collaborative artwork in New York during and since the 1950s...
|The Trojan horse, part 1 (Episode 13 of 14, Part 1 of 3)|
The first part of a dramatic reading of the novel The Trojan horse (1937) by American journalist, essayist and author Christopher Morley (1890-1957). In this tragicomic retelling of the Troilus and Cressida legend, published in 1937, the 99.5 Radio Theatre tells a story that transcends the times, casually mixing periods to make a Troy as relevant to the 1960s audience as Saigon. Part 1 tells of Troy in the tenth year of Siege; of how Prince Troilus first sees the Trojan debutante, Cressida, at a...
Keywords: Radio Programs; fiction; Morley; Christopher; 1890-1957; Mythology; Greek
|Dear brother Erika / Erika Seastrom ; interviewed by Bonnie Bellow.|
Erika Seastrom, a member for 20 years of the Printers Union, describes her life working under terrible conditions in an almost entirely male trade. Seastrom discusses her start in the printing business, the sexism she confronted on the job, her attempts to join the union, and working conditions in New York City print shops. She reads an excerpt from her unpublished autobiography, Dear brother Erika...
|The eagle and the rock (Episode 4 of 29)|
A modern fable in one act by Frank Moffett Mosier. A conversation between an eagle and a rock, in which the world and the human race are discussed from an outside point of view. Features Joseph M. Hamer as the eagle and Bill Wiley as the rock. Directed by Sarah Schilling. Mosier is billed as a Ford Foundation recipient, member of the New Dramatists, and winner of an observership in the Playwright's Unit of the Actor's Studio for his play "Op." This recording was formerly cataloged as BB3818.07.
Keywords: Schilling; Sarah; Radio adaptations; Mosier; Frank Moffett
|Dreams of morning after glory (Episode 2 of 14)|
Original comedy by Deborah Jowitt and Murray Ralph, full of sound and voices, about an unlikely quintet of people that get up together, brush their teeth together, and are bored together, until one of them turns out to maybe be a hero. The cast: Tom Caripp - Jack Heller; Beryl Toother - Jane Lowry; Schenker - Alan Raeburn; Lolly - Jenny Ventriss; Peter - Chris Strater; Traffic announcer - Martin Last; Girl reporter - Carole Ann Lewis; Munchins - Judith Warner; Muggins - Baird Searles...
Keywords: Radio plays; Deborah Jowitt; Murray Ralph
|Trad, bad, mad (Episode 16 of 29, Part 2 of 2)|
Part Two of the play written especially for radio by the young English author James Morgan. These are three interdependent plays that are highly sophisticated versions of the fairy tale "The princess and the frog". The cast includes Charlotte Lane, Robert Bernard, Ted Royce and Sailor Cresswell. The play was directed by Sarah Schilling. Technical production and special effects by Richard Brause. The Mind's Eye Theatre is produced by Baird Searles...
Keywords: Fairy tales; Radio adaptations; James Morgan
|Degrees (Episode 12 of 14)|
The 99.5 Radio Theatre partnered with Theatre Genesis to present this new play to WBAI listeners. *Degrees*, by George Birimisa, was first produced in 1966 by the Off-Off-Broadway group at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bouwerie, and was adapted for 99.5 Radio Theatre by George Birimisa and Charles Lewis. The play deals with the tangled situation confronted by a young New York doctor, his roommate, and a girl...
Keywords: Radio plays; George Birimisa; St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York; N.Y.)
|Autobiography (Episode 3 of 14)|
This is a performance of the radio version of the play of the same name, first seen at La Mama E.T.C., written by Robert Hart and directed by Mical Whitaker. A single voice, whose autobiography it is, relates and experiences contacts with a host of others. Paul Plummer plays Arnold; the other performers are Helmar Cooper, Sheila Kotkin, Nina Levin, Robert Hart, Robbie McCauley, and Bill Maloney. Original music composed and performed by Allan Kronzek...
Keywords: Radio plays; Robert Hart; Mical Whitaker
|A diary in topaz (Episode 25 of 29)|
The Word Players perform this play for radio written especially for the Word Players by American playwright Kenneth Lillquist. The story is a love affair, told with voices of Light and Darkness. Cast includes Gil Jardine, Sherry Pockell, and Edgar Walker as the Voices of Light; and David Haight and Ann Rivers as the Voices of Darkness. Directed by Baird Searles, technical production by Barry Singer...
Keywords: Searles; Baird; Lillquist; Kenneth; Radio plays
|Grant Track 10 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
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|Grant Track 8 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
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|Grant Track 5 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
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|Trad, bad, mad (Episode 16 of 29, Part 1 of 2)|
Written especially for radio by the young English author James Morgan, these are three interdependent plays that are highly sophisticated versions of the fairy tale "The princess and the frog". The cast includes Charlotte Lane, Robert Bernard, Ted Royce and Sailor Cresswell. The play was directed by Sarah Schilling. Technical production and special effects by Richard Brause. The Mind's Eye Theatre is produced by Baird Searles...
Keywords: Fairy tales; Radio adaptations; James Morgan
|"Doonesbury" cast interview (part 3 of 3)|
Part 3 of Bob Fass' interview with the cast of the Broadway musical Doonesbury. Fass and Levy takes phone calls from listeners. Levy explains how the actors had to imbue the cartoon characters they represent on stage with human qualities.Music edited out of program. Sound quality varies.
|A possible hell on Staten Island / Liquid natural gas (LNG) storage tanks are dangerous.|
Three Staten Island residents, Frank Pacifico, Bernard Dacue, John Quinn and a reporter for the Staten Island Register, Joe Quelin, discuss with Nick Egleson their opposition to a tank farm for LNG - Liquid Natural Gas - near their homes. The dangers are unquenchable fires and explosions, and the benefits seem to be only in the form of profits for the four international corporations involved in the operation...
|Moe's woes : the business of swapping and selling secondhand books|
Owner Moe Moskowitz of Moe's Books, a second-hand bookstore in Berkeley, discusses running a small business near a radical university. He is one of Berkeley's best known merchants and keen observer of campus radical life from his viewpoint (and storefront) on Telegraph Avenue, just a few doors south of Fred Cody's bookstore, and the center of the Free Speech Movement. Moskowitz conducts a thriving business in used books and records and in this interview with Byron Bryant of KPFA, he talks about ...
|The People With AIDS Coalition (Episode 4 of 4)|
David Rothenberg interviews Chris Babcock and Kathy Underhill of the People With AIDS Coalition. Babcock and Underhill talk about the resources that PWAC offers to people with AIDS.
|Four professionals who came out|
Eric Bentley speaks with four men who came out as gay professionals: Dr. Howard Brown, former Public Health Commissioner of the City of New York; Dr. Bruce Voeller, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Dr. Dan William, medical resident at New York University and Mr. Ron Hellman, third-year medical student at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Drs. Brown and Voeller talk about how they hope the Task Force will inspire changes in the younger generation...
|The street / Jimmy Ryan (part 1 of 3)|
A discussion about the history and present-day of Christopher Street in New York's Greenwich Village, including its centrality to gay life, with guest Jimmy Ryan, street peddler and publisher of the Warehouse Newsletter. Ryan discusses what Christopher Street was like before the Stonewall riots, the increasing openness of its gay residents after the start of the gay liberation movement, and the kinds of communities that exist in and around the area...